CMC Academy’s step-by-step guide on how to add Celo to MetaMask.
is a mobile-friendly blockchain that aims to make the accessibility to financial DApps
across crypto much easier for all users. Its native token is CELO, and, at the time of writing, the network has a TVL of $128M
In this article, we’ll be quickly looking at how you can add the Celo network (both mainnet
) to your wallet. Let’s dive in!
Setting up your MetaMask
wallet is pretty straightforward and doesn’t require too much effort. Simply download the wallet from the official website
and follow the steps. We will not go into those steps in detail here.
Once your MetaMask wallet has been added to the list of “Extensions” that you have, you can easily access it by clicking the “puzzle” button at the top-right corner of your browser (Chrome/Brave).
Tip: You can even pin your favorite extension to this section by clicking the “pin” button.
Click on the MetaMask icon and enter your password to access your wallet. Once logged in, click the three dots button, and you’ll see a dropdown. Select “Expanded View” to continue.
Your MetaMask wallet will now open in a new tab like this.
When you click on the disk at the top-right (next to the network selector), you will see a dropdown menu. Select “Settings”.
You will see a new tab open up. Now, from the menu on the left-hand side of the screen, select the “Networks” tab. A new page will load on the same tab, and you’ll see all the list of networks that have already been added to your wallet. If you are using MetaMask for the first time, then chances are you just have Ethereum mainnet and some of its testnets added. Select “Add a network” to add the Celo chain.
To add a new network to your MetaMask wallet, you need some details related to the chain. These details are usually available on the network’s official documentation page. You might also find these details on other websites. But it is advised that you don’t trust them because they can be fraudulent as well.
For Celo, you can access that information here.
To save you time, this information is also listed below.
Currency Symbol (Optional): CELO
Block Explorer URL (Optional): https://explorer.celo.org
For new users who haven’t had the chance to explore the Celo network before, it’s best to start using the network on its testnet versions. This helps you to get familiar with the network without having to risk your assets. To add the testnet version of Celo, you can add these details. The process will be exactly the same as above.
And there you have it! Now you can select Celo in your networks tab to use the chain. Happy trading!
Check out our guides on how to connect your MetaMask to other blockchains, including BNB Chain
, Astar Network
, Aurora Mainnet
, Gnosis Chain
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